Citizens Upset With Trashy Highway

2-20-06- A trail of trash starts west of the Sherman city limits and continues up Highway 56 through Southmayd, where officers take citizen complaints several days a week.

First News brought you the story on this trash-lined highway last week and now outraged neighbors say the cities need to take responsibility. With nearly 50 large truckloads traveling from Sherman and Denison out to TASWA each day, city officials say they cannot guarantee that all the trash stays secure. Sherman says the trash most likely comes from roll-top trucks where loose scraps are not secured by metal doors.

Monday, they showed First News which kinds of trash go in what trucks and how they combine small loads into big ones. The Public Works Director of Denison says they make thorough checks of trucks and train drivers on proper loading procedures.